Autumn seems to have arrived in full strength, providing us the perfect opportunity to start playing around with layers and transition garments. While the temperature allows, you can get away with layering shirts with cardigans and lightweight jackets or, making use of another staple: the puffed vest. As I’ve mentioned before, this Peavest by Tonello instantly became one of my all time favourites, not only because of its uniqueness as it combines elements from puffed vests and the classic peacoat, but also due to its versatility: it can be worn over a shirt, sweaters or even sportcoats and suits. Here I paired with a white dress shirt and played around with shades of green (blackwatch scarf and argyle socks) and brown (suede holdall and double monkstraps). Lately, I’ve been having a hard time avoiding hints of dark green in my attires and there are few other shades that complement brown and blue as nicely.
Details: Peavest by Tonello, white dress shirt by Paul Smith, Levi’s 511 slim (tailored), double monks by Zara, reversible blackwatch/navy scarf by Coisas d’Homem, vintage suede holdall, watch by Rolex (GMT Master II), bracelets and socks by H&M.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Ovadia & Sons AW12
Back to black
2010 was undoubtedly a pattern filled year…plaids were everywhere to be found and quickly became one of the “must haves” of the season. Coming in all types of scales, shapes and colors, there was one particular pattern that stood above all else, thus reenforcing its place as one of the most sought, beautiful and timeless of the bunch: Blackwatch.
Originating from one of Scotland’s most famous regiments, this tricolored tartan bearing the shades of blue, black and green, is thought to have been primarily used for hunting purposes due to its subdued nature. Its timeless character and overall allure have made it into one of fashion’s most beloved plaids. Exuding a unique sense of class and elegance, it’s an amazing addition to any wardrobe, adding color in an understated way and being easily paired with other pieces. The only downside is deciding which item to get, given the amount of offerings out there…
Checked Peacoat by Paul Smith
Dark blue plaid blazer and reversible plaid vest by Aquarama @ Porvocação
Tartan hoodie by Fred Perry @ Bonobos
Clarks Originals Desert Boots @ Asos
Pendleton four pocket tote bag @ Asos.
Blackwatch Plaid Wool Scarf @ Rugby
On the street…
Beyond Fabric suggests…
For these early days of Fall, when the sun still shines and the temperature doesn’t make your teeth chatter, here’s a cool laid back look for those out of the office moments. The black watch Paul Smith jacket gives a timeless pattern an updated look through the fit and attention to detail we’ve come to expect from Sir Paul. Its versatility allows you to wear it as jacket or as an overshirt and the woven wool fabric is enough to keep you warm. Underneath and since the jacket has such an expressive pattern, keep it simple with a white oxford button down like this one from Gitman Bros. The shirt is a perfect match for the renowned A.P.C.’s New Standard Jeans, a slim fitting model featured here in a dark wash. Footwear wise, Clarks’ Desert Boots will keep the casual feel while making you look more put together; they’re available in all sorts of colors but I suggest these in tan leather as you’ll be able to wear them with most things in your closet and they work great with dark denim (and the green tones of the jacket).
Paul Smith Check Jacket - (approx.) 320€ @ Por Vocação
Gitman Bros. White Button Down Oxford - 130€ @ Trés Bien Shop
A.P.C. New Standard Jeans - 89,5€ (50% off) @ Wrong Weather (Photo from Context Clothing)
Clarks Desert Boots - (approx.) 85€ @ Clarks (Photo from Prepidemic)